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Heart to Heart Mixed Doubles Tennis Event took place on February 4-6

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Heart to Heart Results
 
The 2011 Heart to Heart Mixed Doubles Tennis Event took place February 4-6, and it kept the indoor courts hopping all weekend at Tennis-n-Gear in Liverpool and Gold’s Gym in DeWitt. There was a big turnout as 140 people took part, and more than $4,500 was raised for AIDS Community Resources (ACR).
 
Competition was fierce, but as always at the Heart to Heart, it was friendly too. “We just love this event and we love supporting ACR,” said open champion Wil Murtaugh, who teamed up with his younger sister, Kathleen. “Playing with a close relative gives you an edge, I think. We read each others moves and play more instinctively; and you can’t beat the camaraderie.”
 
Other family teams included father and daughter Brian and Amari Pollard who won the 3.5 division, grandfather and granddaughter Jim and Emma Funiciello who won the 2.5 division, and husband and wife fun division finalists Cathy and Brian Louer. 
           
Jennifer Bolland and Steve Moore surprised themselves and surpassed all expectations by winning the 3.0 division in the first tournament they entered.
 
The Heart to Heart Tennis Event is sponsored in part by Central New York Tennis Association (CNYTA), and it benefits AIDS Community Resources, whose six offices give direct client support to hundreds of HIV-infected individuals, their families and friends.
 
AIDS Community Resources Heart to Heart Mixed Doubles results:
 
Open Division
Wil Murtaugh and Kathleen Murtaugh defeated Lesley Grants and Len Lopoo, 7-5, 6-2.
 
4.5
Allison Haynes and James Legault def. Erikson Stropp and Elizabeth Uhrinec, 6-4, 6-0.
 
4.0
Shane Evans and Kahlei Reisinger defeated Kristine Breault and Eric Tressler, 6-2, 6-1.
 
3.5
Amari Pollard and Brian Pollard defeated Ben Bradley and Hijoung Yu, 7-6, 6-4.
 
3.0
Jennifer Bolland and Steve Moore def. Edward Arrington and Elaine Quintana, 6-4, 6-3.
 
2.5
Emma Funiciello and Jim Funiciello def. Clair Culver and Ellie Peavey, 5-7, 6-3, 1-0.
 
 
18 and under
Brandon Stone and Sienna Susko defeated Shane Evans and Nicole Leader, 6-4, 6-4.
 
16 and under
Heidi Bierbrauer and Alec Funiciello def. Allison Donella and Adam Lockwood, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0.
 
Fun Division
Kelli Handzel and Mike Quirk defeated Brian Louer and Cathy Louer.
 
 
 
 
 

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